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Foo Fighters play 3.5 hours at Rock the Vote concert

Billboard

"It's gonna be a long night!" warned Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at a Rock the Vote concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. For the 1,000 lucky people in the audience, he was right.

Channeling their inner Bruce Springsteen, who logged a four-hour show in Finland this summer, Foo Fighters played a set of 35 songs spanning their entire career, plus covers, on the eve of Thursday's Democratic National Convention performance, when they'll share the stage with Mary J. Blige and others.

"This is the biggest place we've played in quite a while. We were gonna play the stadium, but ..." Grohl joked, referencing Bank of America stadium, where Barack Obama was scheduled to deliver his DNC speech Thursday night (it has since been moved to Time Warner Cable Arena due to weather).

The concert, which ran about three and a half hours, is believed to be their longest ever. The encore alone carried on for 15 songs. The group played a variety of hits ("All My Life," "The Pretender," "This Is a Call," "My Hero") and covers ("Breakdown" by Tom Petty, "Jet" by Wings).

"Tonight we play as long as we want and as much as we want," Grohl said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "It's an open bar right?"

"Can we do whatever the f--- we want to do?" he asked, according to a review in Creative Loafing Charlotte.

Setlist:
White Limo
All My Life
Rope
The Pretender
My Hero
Dear Rosemary
Breakdown [Tom Petty]
Learn to Fly
Arlandria
These Days
Cold Day in the Sun
I'll Stick Around
Walk
Monkey Wrench
Hey, Johnny Park!
Jet [Wings]
Young Man Blues [Mose Allison/The Who]
This Is a Call
In the Flesh? [Pink Floyd]
Best of You

Encore:
Aurora
Times Like These
Winnebago (Late!)
Big Me
For All the Cows
Wattershed
New Way Home
Enough Space
See You
Skin and Bones
Alone/Easy Target
Breakout
Bridge Burning
Exhausted
Everlong

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Sep 6, 2012 3:08PM
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A much smaller band also making political headlines is Relevant Discord. They are running for office as a write in candidate. It's all basically a joke, but it sure beats the heated garbage that the left and right keep throwing at each other. Vote Discord 2012!!!
Sep 6, 2012 3:01PM
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seen them many times, know a couple of the guiter techs
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ce we've played in quite a while. We were gonna play the stadium, but ..." Grohl joked, referencing Bank of America stadium, where Barack Obama was scheduled to deliver his DNC speech Thursday night (it has since been moved to Time Warner Cable Arena due to weather).
Sep 6, 2012 2:18PM
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Great band.  Lousy taste in political affiliation.
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